Port Said: A fascinating holiday destination on the Suez Canal
Port Said is a city in north east Egypt , near the Suez Canal.
An important strategic harbor for exports of Egyptian products such as cotton and rice, Port Said’s location also makes it a popular summer holiday destination for Egyptians.
The city’s 19th century wooden buildings lend Port Said a distinctive look and the grand old houses with elaborate balconies on all floors have enabled Port Said to retain a colonial air and the charm of times gone by.
Use Port Said as a base from which to explore cities in the area; come away from your luxury MSC cruise ship for the day and join us on an excursion to Alexandria or Cairo. Staying in the city, it is worth visiting the National Museum, which provides a fascinating overview of Egypt ian history and will lend your vacation an added dimension as you gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture.
Our shoreside day trips offer something for everyone. History buffs may like to travel down the bustling Suez Canal, one of the world’s most important waterways and which links the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. If this is your first time in Egypt we recommend you take the opportunity to leave the ship and join us on a day trip to Cairo, just two hours away or visit Giza where Egypt ’s treasures, the Great Pyramids, are located.
In addition to the famous three pyramids you can see the tombs of the Pharaohs and the Great Sphinx.